Wedding Photography

Overview

Almost all of my images are created with natural light, which has a ‘feel’ that can’t be matched by any flash or other artificial lighting systems. This allows me to shoot unobtrusively and quickly, creating genuine, documentary-style images, which capture those precious moments and tell the story of your wedding day exactly as it happened.

I like to become more a guest figure rather than a silent ninja in the corner of the room. It makes people feel more comfortable and in turn, I can get much more natural images. Many of the couples I have photographed have very kindly mentioned that it was like having a friend as their wedding photographer.

Our working relationship doesn’t end on the day – I am always available to help and advise throughout the designing of your album. I have been frequently asked to photograph so many different and exciting projects for my couples, sometimes years after the wedding.

Free consultation (up to 100 miles from Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire)

Wedding Portfolio

Wedding Photography

What my clients say

Wedding Portfolio

Wedding Photography

First Dance Slideshows

I present a 60 image slideshow with your first dance song as the backing track a few days after your wedding to get you excited about the rest of the photographs!

Scroll for more examples.

Wedding Albums

Finest quality Graphistudio Albums

In this video I present my latest Graphistudio Albums and guide you through my portfolio. Regrettably, being a video, meant I had to feature in it, but I hope it gives you a clearer insight into the amazing quality of my leather-bound albums.

Wedding Photography

Pricing

  • Daily Rate

    Every wedding has individual requirements please contact me with details of your wedding for your bespoke package. Prices start from

    £2000
  • Travel

    charged per mile from Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire

    50p
  • Deposit

    A non-refundable deposit is to be paid at time of booking. 1/3 of the total cost. The remaining amount is to be paid one month before the wedding.

    1/3

Wedding Photography

Pricing – Extras

  • Images to Keep

    All un-edited images from the day (1000 images approx).

    £495
  • Album

    40 page Leather-bound Luxury GraphiStudio Album 20cm x 30cm

    £895
  • Album

    40 page Leather-bound Luxury GraphiStudio Album 45cm x 35cm

    £645
  • Travel

    charged per mile from Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire

    50p

Wedding Photography

How it works

‘I adopt a friendly, light-hearted approach which puts you at ease and, in turn, results in great photographs!’

Before your wedding day

We have an introductory meeting.  This usually takes place at your home or somewhere you can feel comfortable.
I will come to you and you can pick a time that suits you best.

Planning the wedding day

I have made a blog post on how to make the most of me!

5 Tips to make the most out of your wedding photographer

The wedding day

I start to document the day from when the Bride and Groom are getting ready, usually about an hour and a half before the bride leaves for the service.

Throughout the day, documentary-style photographs will be taken that capture the key moments in the service, speeches, wedding breakfast, reception and dancing… not forgetting the smaller personalised details often overlooked by many wedding photographers.

The more traditional formal photographs of family and friends can also be arranged.

My style is very much ‘reportage’. I work quickly and efficiently, making sure I have an extensive and varied selection of images for your wedding album.
I take a mixture of black and white and colour images, although I aim to tailor my approach according to your needs.

After the wedding

While you are on your honeymoon, I edit the photographs and choose a few of my favourites from the day to create a blog and a “sneak peek” slideshow on my website with your first dance song as a backing track (view example)

Once you are back from your honeymoon, I send the edited images on a personalised USB stick for you to print and send to your family and friends.

Remember, after the wedding is over, the photographs are the most important memories you will have!

Please contact me with all the details of your wedding for your bespoke package

Wedding Photography

F.A.Q

Are your prices negotiable?

No. I’m afraid not. Please do not book a consultation if the prices do you not suit your budget.

Do you travel outside of the UK?

Yes I do! I love to travel. Pay for my travel expenses and I am there!

Is your work mainly unobtrusive?

Yes. Throughout the day, I direct very little. I let you get on with your day and I capture the events as they unfold. I do not hide behind trees (thats weird!) but I am certainly not in your way either. I am very discreet in the church service. I discuss with the Vicar beforehand what I am allowed to do during the service. I usually use natural light and not flash as I like to be as unobstrusive as I can. Throughout the day I produce “reportage” style images, however when we do the couple portraits I have scouted out some locations and we set-up some images. Some of my couples get nervous about this part but I have to stress that this is sooo informal and fun. I will direct you to a certain degree but usually the winning shots are created just before or after I have “posed” you, without you even knowing!

Do you do formal shots of family / guests?

Yes I do. I completely understand why my couples want formal photographs. It is usually because their elderly family members would like some to put on their mantlepiece but is also a good way of ensuring you get photographs with all the important people! I usually suggest no more than around 10 formal photographs and to have them at the venue, not the church as it is less chaotic. It takes a long time to organise people and no-one enjoys the thrills of formal photographs!

Do you produce albums? How do you produce them?

I bring my luxury Graphistudio albums with me to the first consultation. If you order them shortly after the first consultation the price of the album is reduced by £100. See prices

What happens should you fall sick on my day or otherwise be unavailable?

I would refund your monies in this situation. The chances of me being ill are equal to the chances of the bride or groom being taken ill. We all do our best to avoid this risk.

How do you like to be paid?

I ask for a deposit of 1/3 of the final package cost to secure the date. This is paid at the time of booking. I then ask for the remaining amount one month before the wedding. Payment can be made either by cheque or internet bank transfer.

How long does it take to edit the photographs

I aim to edit the photographs in a 2 weeks. I upload them into your gallery in ‘wedding galleries’section. I first give you a ‘teaser slideshow‘ with 60-70 of my favourite images from the day with your first dance song as the backing track. I then put all the other images up in the password protected part of your gallery and send the John Alexander Photography USB stick to you with the high-resolution versions.

Would you like to be fed?

Yes please! I always appreciate some food. I usually take my break during the meal as people don’t usually like to be photographed whilst they are eating. I always work better on a full stomach! If you could treat me as one of your guest that would be brilliant. I usually like to eat separately to sort out the rest of my gear for the next part of the day!

Do you come and see the church & venue before the day?

There is no need. Usually the venue isn’t set-up until the day so there isn’t much point going earlier. It will just cost you extra in additional mileage. I arrive early on the wedding day and scout the church and venue before arriving at the Bride’s prepartions. I only need 10 minutes or so to do this so it works for both parties.